I own a 2003 VW Jetta with 1.8L 4 cyl Turbo engine. It has performed great for me until recently. The engine light came on a little while back, but it was running just fine and since I was broke I didn't take it in for service right away. Well now it idles high and very, very loud. It sounds like one of those dumb tricked out rides with the obnoxious mufflers. Also it rattles and hisses when I accelerate and I can feel a loss of power (almost like the turbo isn't working). I know I need to take the car in to be serviced, but with limited funds I am wondering what the problem might be so I can assess the amount of $$ I can expect to drop. I'm also wondering if I can get by for a couple of weeks in the meantime without my car breaking down on me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Monday, November 5th, 2007 AT 3:27 PM